Sunday over lunch I told my family “I am a feminist” and they laughed at me.
As I sat there, I remembered we have forgotten what a true feminist is. It’s not someone fighting for entitlement; it is someone fighting for equality.
I was not born a feminist; I was born a female. As I got older, I realized there was “man’s work” and there was “women’s work” in some folk’s eyes. I did both. I mostly didn’t have time to wait on a man or there wasn’t a man around to do the work.
When I was a young adult, I realized that some folks expected me to do “man’s work” for a “woman’s pay” even though “woman’s pay" really didn’t exist in any employee handbook.